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Judge joins Stanton on rehab assignment

CHICAGO — The New York Yankees might have their most feared sluggers back in the lineup soon after Aaron Judge joined Giancarlo Stanton on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday. Judge, making his first rehab appearance, was the designated hitter Friday night at ...

Draft, free agency … and lots of questions await the NBA

OAKLAND, Calif. — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is expected to open next week’s draft by announcing that Zion Williamson is the No. 1 overall selection headed to New Orleans. And four months after that, Silver will be in Toronto on opening night to help the Raptors hand out championship ...

Woodland gouges out 2-stroke lead

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gary Woodland finished off a bogey-free round by making birdie from a divot in the fairway, giving him a 6-under 65 for a two-shot lead and the lowest 36-hole score in the six U.S. Opens at Pebble Beach. Woodland’s seemingly perfect drive on the ninth hole ...

Ortiz shooters linked to drug gangs

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — U.S. prosecutors said Thursday that one suspect in the shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz is believed to be wanted in Pennsylvania for attempted homicide, while the father of another suspect said his son belongs to a notorious Dominican gang ...

Four-time Tour de France champ crashes in training

PARIS — Chris Froome underwent successful surgery after the high-speed crash that left him with multiple fractures and shattered his hopes of going for a fifth Tour de France title next month, his team said on Thursday. Froome will remain hospitalized for observation at the ...

Grunewald, runner with cancer who inspired many, dies at 32

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gabriele Grunewald, one of the country’s top middle-distance runners, has died at her home in Minneapolis after inspiring many with her long and public fight against cancer. She was 32. Her husband, Justin Grunewald, said she died Tuesday night. “It was one of the ...

Rose’s 65 ties Pebble record at US Open

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Justin Rose played alongside Tiger Woods, and then joined him in the U.S. Open record book at Pebble Beach. In a gentle start to the toughest test in golf, Rose birdied his last three holes Thursday for a 6-under 65, giving him a one-shot lead on a day so ...

Ohtani first Japanese player to hit for cycle

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Shohei Ohtani became the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 Thursday night after a delay caused by a power outage. Ohtani hit a three-run homer in the first inning and completed the feat ...

Yankees slugger Stanton could return next week

CHICAGO — The New York Yankees could get Giancarlo Stanton back next week after the slugger was shelved by a series of injuries, and Aaron Judge also is getting closer after being sidelined by a strained left oblique. Stanton is taking his minor league rehab assignment to Triple-A ...

Argentina soaring after historic opener

PARIS — Argentina was absolutely giddy after earning its first ever point in Women’s World Cup competition with a draw against Japan in the opening round. The Argentinian squad is ranked 37th in the world — three spots below the Thailand team routed 13-0 by the United States — ...

Horoscopes by Holiday

ARIES (March 21-April 19). There is no way to improve except through giving the important task your full attention. Split attention is so ineffective you may as well do nothing at all. Actually, that would be better because at least you’d be relaxing and recharging. TAURUS (April 20-May ...

Boyfriend is attracted to woman’s brother

DEAR ABBY: I am a gay male. My sister, “Cate,” is in what appears outwardly to be a committed relationship, but I know for a fact it isn’t. Her boyfriend, “Darren,” invited me out for coffee a few days ago, and while he was discussing some of their relationship troubles, he told ...

Detecting prostate cancer

DEAR DR. ROACH: Every year, I used to get a physical, which included a prostate exam as well as blood tests with PSA. When my doctor retired, I had a hard time finding a new one I liked. It has been three or four years since my prostate was checked, but my new doctor doesn’t do the prostate ...

Pebble Beach is both beauty and beast

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth began the final day of U.S. Open preparation with a walk along the beach. No other U.S. Open has such a calming effect, especially the seven-hole stretch along the Pacific coast with sweeping views of sea lions basking on the rocks ...

Warriors look to extend series in Oracle’s last game

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry offered a long list of things motivating the Golden State Warriors to extend their season once more and keep alive the chase for a third straight championship. Winning for injured teammate Kevin Durant certainly ranks No. 1 heading into Game 6 of the NBA ...

St. Louis no longer singing the Stanley blues

BOSTON — Ryan O’Reilly scored for the fourth straight game and rookie Jordan Binnington stopped 32 shots in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins and their first NHL championship. Alex Pietrangelo added ...

Friend’s new lifestyle alters time spent together

DEAR ABBY: My wife, “Libby’s,” dearest friend of 20 years, “Melanie,” has changed her lifestyle. Melanie and her husband have become “swingers.” Now when Libby meets her socially, all Melanie can talk about is her new lifestyle — complete with photos. Plus Melanie is very ...

Horoscopes by Holiday

ARIES (March 21-April 19). It would be a shame to let that interesting person walk out of your life without so much as a hello. Don’t worry about what you’ll say. You could spout exquisite nonsense and still forge a connection. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Ben Franklin claimed that three ...

Heart wall can thicken in response to BP

DEAR DR. ROACH: What is the difference between eccentric LVH and concentric LVH? Which one is more dangerous and needs more attention? My mother was diagnosed with severe eccentric LVH for body surface area with adequate systolic and diastolic functions. What does that mean? — ...

Road warrior Blues unfazed by final trip

BOSTON — If the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins in Game 7, perhaps Steve Hatze Petros should get his name on the Stanley Cup. He is the NHL schedule-maker, making him the most responsible for a January-March stretch when the Blues didn’t play more than one consecutive home ...